Harris' House of Henna & Body Art -
Henna aftercare instructions:
  • Allow paste to dry 15-20 minutes without bumping or touching it.
  • Once your henna paste is dry, it will be sealed with a lemon sugar solution or paper medical tape to keep the design safe. For the best stain, leave the henna paste on your skin for a minimum of 4-8 hours or even over night. The longer you leave it on skin, darker the stain. Keep your body as warm as possible while the paste is on.
  • When ready to remove, peel tape, and pick or gently scrape off the access henna.  You can use vegetable oil (corn, olive, canola) for stubborn pieces.  The design will appear as a bright orange stain which if properly cared for, the stain will deepen into a richer reddish-brown-burgundy tone over the next 48 hours.  Avoid contact with water as much as possible during the first 24 hours after paste removal, as water can interrupt the oxidization & darkening processes of your henna stain.
Maintaining your henna:
  • Rub your henna with an aftercare balm, natural olive oil, canola oil, cocoa butter, or pure shea butter before bathing to protect it from water. 
  • Bleaching or being in chlorinated pools or hot tubs & even excessive showering will fade the stain.  Aquaphor or A & D ointment will protect it from chlorinated or salt water. 
  • Avoid excess rubbing of the area; the rubbing of clothing and shoes on the design will cause your henna design to fade more quickly. Avoid exfoliating, waxing or shaving over your henna as they remove layers of skin & fade your designs rapidly. Wearing gloves while cleaning, gardening & washing dishes will help a great deal.
  • When tanning, remember that henna acts as a sun screen & the hennaed area will not tan.
 
*You can purchase aftercare kits from us that contain instructions, a scented aftercare balm, and some other Harris' House of Henna goodies.
 
Henna designs will last anywhere from 1-3 weeks depending on the area that was hennaed, the length of time the paste remained on your skin, and how well you maintain your henna.  Henna stains the darkest on hands, wrists, inner arms, ankles, and feet.  All skin types are different and rarely it may not stain at all on certain skin, especially on the back, neck, or belly.
 
Maintaining your glitter tattoo:
  • Gently pat your tattoo after prolonged exposure to water, no rubbing.
  • To remove your glitter tattoo, gently soak with water, then rub with alcohol.
 
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